The percentage of women entering North American schools and colleges of optometry for the fall of 2021 has increased to 71 percent, compared to last year’s 69 percent**.
|LOGO||SCHOOL||Total # in 2021||# of women||% of women|
|Illinois College of Optometry||117||89||76%|
|Indiana University School of Optometry||85||59||69%|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry||57||37||65%|
|MCPHS University School of Optometry||68||51||75%|
|Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University||38||27||71%|
|Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry||64||37||58%|
|Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry||61||39||64%|
|New England College of Optometry||130||98||75%|
|Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry||28||18||64%|
|Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry||106||80||75%|
|The Ohio State University College of Optometry||68||45||66%|
|Pacific University College of Optometry||93||65||70%|
|Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry||152||117||77%|
|Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University||100||72||72%|
|Southern College of Optometry||136||95||70%|
|State University of New York College of Optometry||101||78||77%|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Optometry||56||40||71%|
|University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry||69||53||77%|
|University of Houston College of Optometry||100||60||60%|
|University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry||73||46||63%|
|University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry||48||26||54%|
|University of Montreal College of Optometry||46||36||78%|
|University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry||64||45||70%|
|University of Waterloo School of Optometry||85||66||78%|
|Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Optometry||80||62||78%|
|Total #||2021 # of Women||2021% Women|
The PCO Accelerated Scholars Optometry Program (class of 2024) has a total class size of 14 students, 7 females and 7 males.
The New England Accelerated Doctor of Optometry Program (class of 2024) has a total class size of 6, 3 females and 3 males.
The New England Advanced Standing International Program (class of 2023) has a total class size of 10, 7 females and 3 males.
**Women In Optometry is reporting the numbers of students who identified themselves as women. Some students chose not to specify a male/female gender, and while they are reflected in the total, they are not counted in the “women” column.
Click here to view first-year female enrollment numbers in the last 14 years.